Whiddy Island Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Water Project

Irish Water has upgraded the water treatment plant in Whiddy Island, Co. Cork to allow for the removal of the water supply from the EPA’s Remedial Action List.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, has upgraded the water treatment plant in Whiddy Island, Co. Cork. These works will ensure the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source and remove the area from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).

The water treatment processes at the plant were inadequate in protecting against the formation of elevated concentrations of Trihalomethanes (THMs). The completed upgrades have modernised and improved the water treatment process at the plant and have resulted in the removal of the water supply off the EPA’s RAL.

Location
Cork
Status
Completed
Type
Water

What is involved?

  • Installed a modular activated carbon filter to provide an additional organic removal treatment stage at the water treatment plant
  • Installed a new booster pump set and associated pipework and valves.

Benefits

  • Enable the removal of the Whiddy Island Water Supply from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).
  • Safeguard the water supply to this area.
  • Improve water quality and water treatment standards.
  • Ensure compliance with current drinking water quality regulations.